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Penguin Dictionary Of Proverbs, The - Rosalind Fergusson

Penguin Dictionary Of Proverbs, The

Paperback Published: 29th March 2001
ISBN: 9780140514780
Number Of Pages: 384

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"The Penguin Dictionary of Proverbs" is a reference book in which the word "proverb" is interpreted as a statement or maxim that contains advice (e.g. "many hand make light work"), a belief ("beauty is in the eye of the beholder"), or a general observation of some aspect of life or nature ("absence makes the heart grow fonder"). The dictionary contains approximately 6000 proverbs arranged under such thematic headings such as absence, beauty, caution, knowledge, love and weather. Some proverbs will be listed under more than one heading. Within each thematic category, proverbs will be arranged in groups that express various aspects of the theme. Explanations of the proverbs are given only if the meaning is ambiguous or totally obscure, if a dialect word is used, or if the proverb is a foreign phrase requiring translation. A few of the proverbs may be actual quotations from literature or the Bible. This collection of over 6,000 proverbs, drawn from a variety of cultures and languages, also includes explanations of how proverbs came into being.

Absencep. 1
Adversityp. 2
Advicep. 4
Ambitionp. 6
Angerp. 7
Anticipationp. 9
Appearancep. 10
Askingp. 12
Authorityp. 13
Badnessp. 15
Beautyp. 17
Beginningsp. 19
Believingp. 20
Borrowingp. 21
Breedingp. 22
Buildingp. 24
Changep. 25
Characterp. 27
Childrenp. 28
Choosingp. 31
Cleanlinessp. 32
Commercep. 32
Companyp. 34
Conceitp. 35
Conformityp. 36
Consciencep. 37
Contemptp. 38
Contentmentp. 38
Corruptionp. 40
Country lorep. 42
Couragep. 45
Cowardicep. 46
Crimep. 47
Criticismp. 49
Crueltyp. 50
Cunningp. 51
Dangerp. 52
Daysp. 54
Deathp. 55
Deceitp. 58
Deedsp. 60
Defamationp. 62
Delayp. 63
Deservingp. 64
Destinyp. 65
Devilp. 65
Differencesp. 66
Diligencep. 68
Disciplinep. 70
Dressp. 72
Drinkingp. 73
Earlinessp. 77
Eatingp. 78
Educationp. 81
Endingsp. 83
Endurancep. 83
Enemiesp. 84
Englandp. 85
Envyp. 90
Equalityp. 90
Examplep. 92
Experiencep. 92
Eyesp. 93
Famep. 95
Familiarityp. 96
Fearp. 96
Fine artsp. 97
Flatteryp. 98
Foolishnessp. 99
Foresightp. 102
Forgivenessp. 103
Friendsp. 105
Gainp. 109
Gamblingp. 110
Givingp. 111
Gluttonyp. 113
Godp. 114
Goodnessp. 117
Gossipp. 118
Gratitudep. 120
Greatnessp. 121
Greedp. 123
Habitp. 125
Happinessp. 125
Hastep. 128
Hatredp. 130
Healthp. 131
Helpingp. 133
Honestyp. 134
Honourp. 135
Hopep. 136
Hospitalityp. 137
Hungerp. 138
Hypocrisyp. 139
Idlenessp. 141
Ignorancep. 143
Imperfectionp. 143
Inconveniencep. 145
Inquisitivenessp. 145
Justicep. 147
Kindnessp. 149
Knowledgep. 150
Latenessp. 152
Lawp. 152
Lendingp. 155
Libertyp. 156
Lifep. 157
Likelihoodp. 158
Lovep. 159
Loyaltyp. 164
Luckp. 165
Lustp. 167
Marriagep. 169
Mindp. 175
Miserlinessp. 176
Moderationp. 177
Monthsp. 179
Namesp. 184
Naturep. 184
Necessityp. 185
Neighboursp. 185
Newsp. 186
Obediencep. 188
Occupationsp. 188
Old peoplep. 191
Opportunityp. 193
Optimismp. 194
Parentsp. 196
Passionp. 197
Patiencep. 198
Payingp. 199
Peacep. 201
People and placesp. 201
Perseverancep. 206
Possessionp. 207
Povertyp. 208
Praisep. 213
Pridep. 214
Promisesp. 215
Proverbsp. 216
Quarrellingp. 217
Regretp. 219
Relationsp. 220
Religionp. 221
Remediesp. 226
Resolutionp. 227
Responsibilityp. 227
Revengep. 229
Royaltyp. 230
Sacrificep. 233
Safetyp. 233
Seasonsp. 234
Selfp. 235
Servantsp. 237
Shamep. 239
Silencep. 240
Similarityp. 241
Skillp. 242
Sleepp. 242
Small thingsp. 244
Solitudep. 245
Sorrowp. 246
Spendingp. 249
Strengthp. 250
Successp. 251
Sufferingp. 252
Superstitionsp. 253
Talkingp. 256
Temptationp. 260
Thriftp. 261
Timep. 263
Travelp. 265
Trialp. 266
Trouble-makingp. 267
Trustp. 268
Truthp. 269
Usep. 272
Warp. 273
Weaknessp. 274
Wealthp. 275
Weatherp. 280
Willp. 286
Wisdomp. 288
Womenp. 290
Worldp. 294
Worryp. 295
Worthp. 296
Writingp. 297
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ISBN: 9780140514780
ISBN-10: 0140514783
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 29th March 2001
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9  x 2.4
Weight (kg): 0.3
Edition Number: 1